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Early learn­ing cen­tre ABC Dan­nemora has re­ceived a PaHarakeke (gold) Healthy Heart Award from the Heart Foun­da­tion, ac­knowl­edg­ing its com­mit­ment to cre­at­ing a hearthealthy en­vi­ron­ment. The cen­tre has pro­moted healthy eat­ing and in­tro­duced new sports and re­sources to keep the kids healthy and fit. It en­cour­ages each child to be a com­pe­tent and confident learner, healthy in mind, body and spirit. ‘‘The chil­dren, teach­ers and wha¯nau stretched their bod­ies, jumped, danced, played with balls, bal­anced and had their faces painted,’’ head teacher Ra­jin­der Kaur says. ‘‘We believe in part­ner­ing with par­ents to help make pos­i­tive changes in their chil­dren’s lives.’’ The free Healthy Heart pro­gramme, par­tially funded by the Health Min­istry, is avail­able to all early learn­ing ser­vices.

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